The flagship Asian mould and die industry trade event Mould & Die Asia 2005, the 4th International Mould & Die Making and Manufacturing Technology Exhibition for Asia, drew more than 13,000 buyers from 41 countries and regions to the Chinese Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou September 21–24. Of these, about 60% were from the manufacturing industries, according to preliminary statistics from Business & Industrial Trade Fairs Ltd. and Genertec International Advertising & Exhibition Co., Ltd., the fair organizers.
In addition to the 12,100 buyers from within China, 900 overseas buyers came to Mould & Die Asia 2005. About 59% of the visiting buyers were decision makers, engineers, and purchasers from the automotive, electronics, electrical appliances, household goods, machinery and hardware, plastics, toy, office automation equipment, and other industries. Ninety-one percent of these had the final say or offered recommendations in corporate purchasing decisions.
The strong attendance of leading regional mould makers at Mould & Die Asia 2005 made the exhibition a global sourcing centre for casting and forging dies, ceramic moulds, die-casting moulds, drawing dies, glass moulds, metal extruding moulds, plastic and rubber moulds, plastic extruding moulds, stamping dies, and advanced processing technology such as in-mould decoration and insert moulding. Also on hand were exhibitors showing mould and die processing machinery, hot runner systems and supplies, materials and components, heat treatment services, and other auxiliary equipment.
The Mould & Die Asia International Forum on Mould & Die Industry Development, a parallel event, consisted of a series of multitrack seminars on new technical and market developments and attracted more than 300 attendees. It was considered a Mould & Die Asia highlight.
Mould & Die Asia 2007 is scheduled for September 2007 at the same Guangzhou location.